Ruling Party MP Resigns, Defects to Opposition

[Daily News] The Singida North Member of Parliament, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu has just tendered in his resignation and used the occasion to cross over from the ruling party-Chama Cha Mapinduzi to the opposition camp-Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA).

[Daily News] The Singida North Member of Parliament, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu has just tendered in his resignation and used the occasion to cross over from the ruling party-Chama Cha Mapinduzi to the opposition camp-Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA).

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Pres. Lungu Heads to Luapula to Check on Refugees

President Edgar Lungu will follow through on resolutions on the Great Lakes region summit by doing an on the spot check on asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Head of State will be in Nchelenge and visit … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will follow through on resolutions on the Great Lakes region summit by doing an on the spot check on asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Head of State will be in Nchelenge and visit the Kenani Refugee Transit Centre which has been swarmed by prospective refugees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. He will be joined by different United Nations agencies and humanitarian agencies in trying to find a solution to the worsening refugee situation. Among the key concerns is the welfare of refugees that spreads to medical suppliers and food. The refugee problem has worsened with the degenerated security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC leader Joseph Kabila has refused to step down to pave way for elections after having served his mandatory two year terms with the situation leading to over 5, 000 asylum seekers crossing over into Zambia. The post Pres. Lungu Heads to Luapula to Check on Refugees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Museveni – Five-Year Term is Too Short

[Observer] Kampala -During the ruling NRM’s National Executive Council meeting at State House Entebbe on Friday, President Museveni suggested that a five-year presidential term is too short for a head of state to deliver.

[Observer] Kampala -During the ruling NRM's National Executive Council meeting at State House Entebbe on Friday, President Museveni suggested that a five-year presidential term is too short for a head of state to deliver.

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Hichilema Gives Pointers Ahead of Key Speech in London

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema will today give his speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at the Chatham House. Hichilema has gained some international mileage in the aftermath of his incarceration on charges of treason that he insisted were … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema will today give his speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at the Chatham House. Hichilema has gained some international mileage in the aftermath of his incarceration on charges of treason that he insisted were politically motivated. The UPND leader has sought some sanctuary in foreign lands where the international press clamour around him on his mission to discredit President Edgar Lungu’s government. BELOW IS HIS POSTING AHEAD OF HIS SPEECH: Greetings fellow citizens, It is our sincere hope that you are doing well, if not, please do not relent and we encourage you to remain strong because hope and help is on the way. As you may be aware, following an invitation to give a speech by the Royal Institute of International Affairs at the Chatham house, a world Leading Think Tank based in London, United Kingdom, we will as well tomorrow basically state our party’s priorities, role of the opposition parties in democracy among other issues related to good governance. Several world leaders and some sitting Presidents have been invited in the recent past to speak at the Chatham House on issues such as International Affairs and policy directions. We are honoured to be invited too and give our speech at the same Royal Institute of International Affairs, and really we will endeavour to explain how our country can be a true icon of democracy, freedoms, remain economically strong and independent. Her Majesty, The Queen has been the patron of the Royal Institute of International Affairs since her ascension to the throne in 1952. The institute was granted its Royal Charter in 1926 by her grandfather, George V. After our speech at the Chatham House, we will then proceed to having interviews with various media houses that have invited us, we will again explain the vision we have for our country, Zambia, and how together we can move it forward and truly become independent on the lines of economic emancipation. Have a blessed day, God Bless our Country. HH. The post Hichilema Gives Pointers Ahead of Key Speech in London appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Solwezi Road Works Cheers Motorists

Some Motorists conducting business between the Copperbelt and North Western Province are hopeful that the contractor working on the Solwezi – Chingola Roads will complete Road Works by December this year. In random interviews, the motorists have expressed happiness that … Continued

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Some Motorists conducting business between the Copperbelt and North Western Province are hopeful that the contractor working on the Solwezi – Chingola Roads will complete Road Works by December this year. In random interviews, the motorists have expressed happiness that soon they will be able to conduct their business activities in a smooth manner stating that the past three years have been challenging due to the poor state of the road. The motorists have stated that once completed, the cost of doing business will reduce as they are spending too many hours to reach their destination due to ongoing road construction. “Some years back we used to spent not more than 3 hours on this road but it hasn’t been easy since the works started because we have had to spend more hours on the road thereby effecting our business. We are happy that the progress on the works is visible but obviously as announced by government we should be getting back to normal,†the motorists said. “When you look at the volume of items between North Western and Copperbelt Province, then you will appreciate how economic this road is to growing the country’s GDP. “So we need government to be on these contractors, we don’t want them to abandon the works because the rains are about to start, they must finish the works.” Government officials are keen on seeing the completion of the Solwezi-Chingola Road for handover in December. The post Solwezi Road Works Cheers Motorists appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Three Arrested Over Suspected Ritual Murder of Toddler

[Monitor] Police in Masaka District are holding three people over their alleged involvement in a suspected ritual murder of a one-year-old baby who had been missing for a week.

[Monitor] Police in Masaka District are holding three people over their alleged involvement in a suspected ritual murder of a one-year-old baby who had been missing for a week.

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Condoms Too Small, Say Young Men in Karamoja

[Monitor] Youth in Karamoja sub-region have asked the Health ministry to make condoms that fit everybody, saying the current sizes are small and slide off during sexual intercourse.

[Monitor] Youth in Karamoja sub-region have asked the Health ministry to make condoms that fit everybody, saying the current sizes are small and slide off during sexual intercourse.

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Kankoya PF Members Take On Lawmaker

Patriotic Front Kankoyo Member of Parliament Brian Mushimba was recently taken to task after some members of the grassroot structures in the constituency accused him of not visiting the people that elected him into Office. The people in the grassroot … Continued

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Patriotic Front Kankoyo Member of Parliament Brian Mushimba was recently taken to task after some members of the grassroot structures in the constituency accused him of not visiting the people that elected him into Office. The people in the grassroot structures complained that the Parliamentarian has sidelined most of the people that helped him win in the elections. Those talked to said the Parliamentarian who is also Transport and Communication Minister has been too busy leaving his constituency to attend to Ministerial duties. One of the officials in the structures said Patriotic Front Provincial Chairman Stephen Kainga had been engaged to help address the issues that were slowly dividing the party. “Things have not been okay with him here. Some people in the structures are complaining that he has neglected them and are threatening to decampaign him in the next elections because they are saying he is too busy when he promised to be there for them,†the official said. “It had to take the provincial chairman (Stephen Kainga) to address the issue, it seems he could not see some of us for reasons we don’t know, so he engaged the Provincial Chairman and we had a meeting with him here.†When contacted, Copperbelt Provincial Chairman Stephen Kainga said the matter had been concluded and there was nothing else to discuss. “We sat down and that issue was closed, everything is okay in the Constituency. The structures are intact, that is all I can say,†Kainga said Kainga said the PF was firmly in charge of Copperbelt Province and structures in various constituencies were being strengthened. The post Kankoya PF Members Take On Lawmaker appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Buhari Sacks Spy Chief and Cabinet Secretary

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, a…

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke.

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